Massaranduba Wood Decking Cape Town
Massaranduba (pronounced Mas-a-ran-doo-bah) is known for its superior characteristics and properties. You may have heard of Ipe’s incredible hardness, durability, and longevity- Massaranduba is similar to Ipe in many ways and is often used interchangeably with Ipe. Massaranduba is one of the hardest woods in the world which lends to its incredible durability and longevity. It is also naturally resistant to insect attack, mold, rot, fire, and decay. Due to the wood’s fine texture, Massarandba offers great slip resistance.
Massaranduba decking is incredibly versatile. Its durability makes it a natural choice for commercial projects, such as high-traffic, large-scale beach piers or boardwalks, or even public benches. However, its beauty, strength and low needs for maintenance also make it a leading option for residential decking.
Color and Appearance- The colour of Massaranduba decking varies from a dull plum red to a light brown or brick. The grain is primarily straight, tight, uniform and not pronounced, and the texture is very fine and smooth. Unlike Ipe, the grain does not present cathedral arches or dark stripes when first installed, but it can develop darker patterns in later years giving the board faces beautiful contrast and character. Massaranduba generally starts as a uniform brick colour and turns to an Ipe brown in two to three months without any red colouring.
Massaranduba is considered the highest quality, best natural wood decking material on the market today. It is also one of the most popular species for decking .